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An article published in The American Journal of Nursing stated that dehydration – a fluid imbalance caused by too little fluid taken in or too much fluid lost or both, can occur quickly in all older adults and can generate harmful effects. Dehydration is becoming more prevalent—hospitalizations for dehydration in older adults increased by 40% from 1990 to 2000.However, in many cases, dehydration is avoidable.In older adults, adequate fluid consumption has been associated with fewer f...
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